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    Banking Malware Taps Macros

    Attackers Use Cloud Services, Trickery to Evade Defenses By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Banking Malware Taps Macros

    Security firms report a sharp rise in the quantity of attacks that use macro code - designed to automate tasks - to trigger malware downloads, often for the purpose of stealing people's online banking credentials.

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    Botnets Get More Opportunistic

    Fox-IT's Menno van der Marel Details Attack Trends By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Botnets Get More Opportunistic

    Botnet operators are increasingly selling access to interesting zombie PCs, as well as continuing to launch DDoS and financial attacks, warns Menno van der Marel, CEO of investigation firm Fox-IT.

  • Article

    Why POS Malware Still Works

    Security Experts: It's Too Easy To Infect Retail Systems By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Why POS Malware Still Works

    New, advanced point-of-sale malware dubbed "Poseidon" can exfiltrate card data directly from every infected device. And security experts warn that too many retailers fail to test POS devices and segment networks to mitigate all malware threats.

  • Article

    Cyber-Attacks Target Energy Firms

    Although Focus is Middle East, Trojan Hitting Many Nations By Mathew J. Schwartz
    Cyber-Attacks Target Energy Firms

    The Trojan "Laziok" targets energy firms throughout the Middle East, India, the U.S. and the U.K., warn security researchers at Symantec. The malware attempts to exploit a Microsoft Office bug patched in 2012.

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    Ransomware: The Right Response

    Why No One Should Negotiate with Criminals By Tracy Kitten
    Ransomware: The Right Response

    Businesses targeted by ransomware attacks are increasingly willing to negotiate with - and even pay - their extortionists. But negotiating with cyberthieves is never a good idea.

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